Master Update

April 17, 2015

So a few months ago our master bedroom looked like this . . . Pretty much all the same stuff we had in our old place minus my mum's old nightstands that I painted white.

Two months ago I found the perfect KING-sized bed on sale (West Elm)! It was like winning the lottery and I ordered it immediately and have not regretted it one bit!  I absolutely love it and it fits great in our room because it is a pretty big room and the queen bed always looked a little too small.

I got the cushions for my benches back from the upholsterer (thanks Mum!) and I adore them in the indigo mudcloth!  I still have to spray the bases my favorite gold; hopefully this weekend.

This week I finally added new lamps and lampshades (find here and here)

 So here is my remaining list:
  • Nightstands
  • Curtains
  • Linens
  • Artwork
  • Credenza
I am so undecided on the nightstands.  I would love a mid-century look but have had no luck yet scouring Craigslist and eBay.  Here are some I am looking at (all West Elm), keep in mind we have warm distressed wood floors and the bed-frame is black. 

any thoughts, ideas or suggestions?

Bits & Bobs

April 16, 2015

We have had a bit of the "sickies" around here the past week or so.  The littles have had double ear infections, croup and then I was on an antibiotic for some nasty cold thingy that has lingered for about a month . . . but we are all hopefully on the mend now!  

Just  wanted to pop in today to share some things that I have bought recently that I am excited about receiving . . .

I bought this bed for our Lucy Sue!  She LOVES to be under the covers and snuggle so this bed is perfect! We had one before but it got all torn up because she was more rambunctious back then but now that she is a "senior" I think this one will be safe!  If your dog likes to snuggle these beds are amazing . . . your dog will not want to come out.  They come in 3 different sizes too

Buy here 

I bought these for my sister for her birthday and they should be arriving any day now . . I am so excited for her to try them because I have heard nothing but great things about this product and BeautyCounter in general as they use all natural,. nontoxic ingredients!  I will let you know how she likes these.

Buy here

I have been looking for a runner for our bathroom (at the double sinks) for a while now and have tried a few and haven't liked them but I saw this one and had to give it a try!  I love the colors in it and the pattern.  I will take pic's when it arrives (oh and great price! love Urban Outfitters)

Oh Lilly - Part II

April 10, 2015

So as promised here are my Lilly Pulitzer for Target (here) girls choices . . . I cant handle how cute everything is!  I want one of each for both my girls!!!

For the Toddler girls here are my choices . . . hold on to your hats . . . cuteness overload!

And for the bigger girls (ages 4/5 - 14/16) I love these . . . 

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Oh lilly

April 9, 2015

So am I the last to know about the Lilly Pulitzer collaboration with Target coming out on April 19th . . . right in time for my Earth Day birthday!

You can see the whole collection here (they have clothing for women and kids and home decor items!!!).  So much pink and green goodness! The colors are amazing for summerBecause I like almost everything and it will make this post too long . . . I'm doing a part II post for the kiddos clothes that I love . . . you will die!

Here are a look at some of my fav's for women . . . 

 Gold Pineapples!!!! I need these sandals

 love these little shorts with pom-poms!

And don't get me started on the home decor items! I want all of them especially some to add to our backyard overhaul going on!

 Outdoor blanket!

 Seriously both these pom-pom pillows are awesome!

 I NEED to get like 3 sets of these napkins!!!

 She will be mine . . . 

 Gorgeous floor pillow

Definitely in need of some new beach blankets!


April 3, 2015

I can't believe I made it to Friday - I thought it would never come!!! Things have been crazy this past week and I just need to get through Easter then I'll be back regularly (BTW who forgot to tell me it was Easter like first thing in April this year!!!!)

Anyhoo I hope you all have a great weekend and get to relax & enjoy . . . I plan on doing a lot of relaxing and catching up with stuff at home all with a glass of cold Prosecco in hand of course!

I walked over to Forever 21 at lunch today and picked up a few little things that made me happy . . .

My bronzer exploded in my make-up bag and I just needed another one ASAP because I cant handle the crazy dusty mess and this one jumped out at me because first of all
I am a sucker for stripes and secondly it is my old stomping ground (well damn close to Santa Monica!) - here

  Picked up these plain and simple wedges that are super comfy and will go with everything this summer! (here)

and loved this super slubby-linen lightweight sweater . . . great for throwing over a bikini after a day at the beach (here)

Happy Weekend Everyone


March 25, 2015

Since it is sunny in SoCal pretty much all year all year long I constantly have to buy sunscreen and slather myself and the girls in it each day.  I have found one of my favorites, because it smells delish (bananas), goes on super easy and gets a thumbs up from the girls, to be Sun Bum (here).  While it is not all-natural Sun Bum does use a mix of organic and inorganic sunscreens as recommended by the FDA, SCF (Skin Cancer Foundation), and ACS (American Cancer Society).

Here are the three that we use from Sun Bum.  You can buy them here, here and here.

The Sun Bum Face Stick is my favorite for the girls faces for everyday use! It goes on clear, is 30 SPF, washes off easily and does not make them breakout or get  a rash, which a few others do from daily wear (it is PABA-free, water resistant, and oil-free)
This is the Sun Bum Clear Zinc Oxide Lotion - and I am actually trying this for the first time, so I will let you know what I think.  It has added aloe and Vitamin E, paraben (a chemical preservative) and PABA-free (a chemical UV filter thought to be carcinogenic), and oil free.

The Sun Bum Continuous Spray sunscreen - while I would rather be using a lotion than a spray it is honestly one of the easiest and only ways I can get it on my wriggling 3 and 5yr old girls, given the 30 seconds they give me to cover their entire body, because they are running away to get into the pool faster or to the sand to build sandcastles sooner!   It too is water resistant, paraben and PABA-free and oil free.  And all three of these products have broad spectrum UVA / UVB Protection.

And because I love Honest products I am also going to order their sunscreen and try it; wish it were not a lotion but it is a more natural product I believe.